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1/30/2015 3:47:10 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 4 pm this afternoon until 9 am Saturday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties.  West winds 10 to 20 mph will cause wind chill values as low as 20 below.  Meteorologist Kirk Apffel of the Weather Service says we'll see temperatures begin dropping later this morning. [audio:apffeldroppingtemperatures2.mp3]...read more
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2015-01-30 12:48
Expect County Executive Vince Horrigan to announce a major campaign to have Route 60 upgraded between Dunkirk and Jamestown when he deliver's his State of the County message next month.  WDOE News asked Horrigan about a meeting he had with the mayors of Dunkirk and Jamestown last week when the officials attended Governor Cuomo's State of the State message.   [audio:Horrigansomeimportant...read more
2015-01-30 12:38
There will not be an upstate lawmaker in the race for the next state Assembly speaker.  Rochester Democrat Joseph Morelle has dropped out of the contest.  In a statement, Morelle says he will back heavily favored Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie.  Heastie and Cathy Nolan of Queens appear to be the only candidates still in the running.  An election is expected to be held on Februa...read more
2015-01-30 08:44
The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Advisory until 2 pm.  A band of lake effect snow is gripping parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties this hour as the latest arctic blast hits the area.  Doppler weather radar shows a band of moderate to heavy lake effect snow producing an inch to an inch and a half per hour.  WDOE News has learned that Route 60 is espe...read more
2015-01-30 07:18
The race is underway for the next speaker of the Assembly, with Sheldon Silver leaving the post because of federal corruption charges.  There are reports that Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie is the clear front-runner...although he is still being challenged by Rochester Democrat Joseph Morelle, the Majority Leader and Queens Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan.  The Assembly will elect a speaker...read more
2015-01-30 06:59
The Pine Valley Central District will be moving ahead with the elimination of 14 positions in the 2015-16 school year.  The positions were cut as the School Board adopted a budget totaling just over $15 million during a meeting last night according to the Observer.  The positions eliminated included the director of special education, .5 agriculture, one technology education, one English,...read more
2015-01-29 05:27
Authorities in Jamestown arrested a Falconer man Thursday afternoon after 13 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $43,000 was seized from an apartment.  Drug investigators obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 8C Shirley Lane after receiving information that a large quantity of pot had been shipped to that location from outside the area.  Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Ta...read more
2015-01-29 05:13
A Brocton man was arrested following a fight at a residence on Lake Avenue on Wednesday.  Around 3:45 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers were called to the scene, where 38-year-old Stephen Wisecarver allegedly choked and kicked someone during the altercation.  Wisecarver left the scene before deputies arrived, but they found him a short time later.  Wisecarver was arraigned in...read more
2015-01-29 04:24
Chautauqua County Rural Ministry held its 48th annual meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club Wednesday night, and a local business and two individuals were recognized. Executive Director Kathy Peterson announced that Ginger Pokoj and Kevin Muldowney were presented with Community Service Awards. Pokoj is co-owner of Big Rick's One Stop Food Mart... [audio:petersoncommunityserviceawards.mp3]...read more
2015-01-29 04:12
Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Dunkirk around 11:30 AM Thursday. Dunkirk Police say a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Diana Velez of Dunkirk slid on icy pavement near the intersection of 5th Street and Washington Avenue and crashed into a vehicle owned by 68-year-old Charles Notaro of Fredonia.  Both Velez and Notaro were take...read more
2015-01-29 12:49
Police conducting a warrant check Wednesday night led to the discovery of another meth lab in the city of Dunkirk. Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano says authorities were called to a residence on Leming Street... [audio:ortolanolemmingstreetmethlab.mp3]Dave Ortolano: Leming Street meth lab[/audio] Police located 32-year-old Crystal Kinsey, who wanted on one count of 3rd-degree forgery from Ripl...read more
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